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  • One Day It'll All Make Senseby Common; Adam Bradley

    Atria Books 2011; US$ 15.00

    Common has earned a reputation in the hip-hop world as a conscious artist by embracing themes of love and struggle in his songs. His journey toward understanding is rooted in his relationship with a remarkable woman, his mother. Common holds nothing back in this gripping memoir, both provocative and funny. He tells what it was like for a boy with... more...

  • The Rap and Hip Hop Quiz Bookby Kevin Snelgrove

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 3.99

    Are you a fan of rap and hip hop? Are you familiar with artists such as Snoop Dog, Ice T and Lil’ Kim? Can you name all the trailblazing rappers and singers and their hits? If so, you will enjoy trying to answer the 100 quick questions in The Rap & Hip Hop Quiz Book. For which album did Dizzee Rascal win the 2003 Mercury Prize? What was the name... more...

  • Rhyme's Challengeby David Caplan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 13.99

    Rhyme's Challenge offers a concise, pithy primer to hip-hop poetics while presenting a spirited defense of rhyme in contemporary American poetry. David Caplan's stylish study examines hip-hop's central but supposedly outmoded verbal technique: rhyme. At a time when print-based poets generally dismiss formal rhyme as old-fashioned and bookish,... more...

  • Somebody Scream!by Marcus Reeves

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 22.99

    For many African Americans of a certain demographic the sixties and seventies were the golden age of political movements. The Civil Rights movement segued into the Black Power movement which begat the Black Arts movement. Fast forward to 1979 and the release of Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." With the onset of the Reagan years, we begin to see... more...

  • Sounding Race in Rap Songsby Loren Kajikawa

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    As one of the most influential and popular genres of the last three decades, rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated... more...

  • Third Coastby Roni Sarig

    Da Capo Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    The first in-depth look at a regional phenomenon that has exploded into a worldwide sensation: Dirty South Hip Hop more...

  • Total Chaosby Jeff Chang

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 18.95

    The author of the award-winning Can?t Stop, Won?t Stop assembles the most innovative and provocative voices in hip-hop to assess the future of the most important cultural movement of our time more...

  • Wake Upby Cheryl Kirk-Duggan; Marlon F. Hall

    Abingdon Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    First an expression of black urban youth, Hip Hop music continues to expand as a cultural expression of youth and, now, young adults more generally.  As a cultural phenomenon, it has even become integral to the worship experience of a growing number of churches who are reaching out to these groups. This includes not just African American churches but... more...

  • The Word Rhythm Dictionaryby Timothy Polashek

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 72.99

    The Word Rhythm Dictionary: A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets , and Lyricists is a new kind of dictionary?one that reflects the use of ?rhythm rhymes? by rappers, poets, and songwriters of today. This is an eminently practical reference work for all wordsmiths looking to add musicality to their writing. Users of this dictionary can alphabetically... more...

  • Bad Boyby Ronin Ro

    Atria Books 2002; US$ 25.00

    This is a tale of friendship, greed, and betrayal in the music industry?and a definitive history of America's biggest rap mogul. No one knows more about creating hits than Sean ?Puffy? Combs. For years he virtually ran hip-hop. It seemed the perfect arrangement: ?Puffy? provided the sounds and obsessive attention to detail while the Notorious B.I.G.... more...